Luke Shaw heaps praise on Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has heaped praise on midfielder Paul Pogba and believes the Frenchman is one of the most important players in the Premier League. The 25-year-old has endured a couple of mixed campaigns in the United shirt but he comes into the new season with plenty of motivation after celebrating World Cup success with Les Bleus.

Speaking to MUTV, Shaw spoke fondly about Pogba, who started the Premier League opener against Leicester City without a single pre-season game under his belt, he said: “Paul doesn’t need a break. Honestly, he’s a beast! He’s unbelievable. He only came back three or four days before the game and it just shows how important he is for the team. He was captain and is a very, very big leader in the dressing room, as you’ll have seen that in the videos from France [at the World Cup] of course. For me, he’s one of the most important players, probably in the Premier League – he’s got everything”

Pogba was named the captain for the Premier League opener versus the Foxes and this came about with Antonio Valencia spending time on the sidelines. Nevertheless, the Frenchman managed to make an impact by scoring the opening goal via the penalty spot and he was thereafter a good influence in the centre of the park as United scrapped through a 2-1 triumph over Claude Puel’s side.

Despite the positives, United may have to take care of the midfielder’s fitness, given he started the previous campaign in a strong fashion before sustaining a lengthy hamstring problem. United have had to deal with plenty of early season injuries but they are nevertheless off the mark with a morale-boosting win. The Red Devils make the trip to the south Coast for the second game of the Premier League season against Brighton.

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